I'm confused by the discussion about image hosting accounts?
can't we just google an image and insert it?
If only it were so simple for me. I don't use the internet at home and only utilize the internet via my work computer Monday through Friday for the 9-10 hours a day that i am working. As i work for a large corporate Hospital company their system is fully encrypted and firewall protected to the extreme to say the least so as to prevent hacking information and patient accounts and such.
My internet access is limited at best (only USA, no other countries/sites) and problematic at worst as sometimes the companies encryption affects my connections and causes issues with slowness being the most common symptom. There are times i have to shut down and reboot so many times in a day i feel like i a work day has been a work week. Downloads are encrypted and protected. Even if i plug in my cell phone the encryption sometimes blocks it in preventing charging or blocking out viewing pictures on it. So something as simple as even linking or inserting becomes nigh impossible for me.
thought maybe there was a rule about not inputting pics from the general internet (ie: we have to host them ourselves) or something.
It is generally frowned upon, as you are eating up the bandwidth of the person hosting that image, but there is no rule against it. On occasion, I have done it myself, but I try not to do it to smaller websites where such a thing is likely to make a difference. Just consider posting an image hosted by some amateur website to this very thread: The thread has already been viewed nearly 200 times. That's a lot of extra burden on the site's bandwidth limitations for that single image to be loaded 200 more times than expected.
Last Edit: Sept 30, 2016 13:08:22 GMT -5 by shaxper
before we get into the full swing of this monsteriffic month i wish to give a shout to 4 outstanding MOVIE themed Halloween standards of which i partake in every year.
4. John Carpenter: the maestro of 1980's horror movies of which i never failed to go see when they showed at the local theaters. Now i make it a tradition to watching at least 2 of his horror movies every October. He captured the fear and fun of the holiday that embodies my youth growing up, trick or treating and running with my teenage friends through out neighborhoods all night long. From the start with Halloween in 1978 and 1981 to The Fog The Thing, Christine, Prince of Darkness, In the Mouth of Madness to Vampires, Ghost of Mars and Village of the Damned Mr. Carpenter never fails to provide me joyfully delightful shivers every fall.
3. Tim Burton: a creative author of boundless imagination darkly and mirthfully showing his own enthusiasm of the things which go bump in the night keeping us all awake until the sun rises and not always chasing the monsters away. Beetlejuice, Frankenweenie, Edward Scissorhands, The Corpse Bride, Dark Shadows and even in Batman showing the shadows own the night. Always creative in every attribute.
2. Hammer Films: British royalty you might say with their 1970's updating of all that is monstrous and turning Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing into true horror stars. Their movies were always colorful, stylish and modern for their time and classics today.
Universal Monsters: the grand daddies of modern monster movie magic. Say their names out loud: Lugosi, Karloff, Chaney, Raines and the chills begin to race up your spine in anticipation of the magic to come in viewing their black and white thrills. They set the standard for me in everything horrific that i truly enjoy and savor.
To me all 4 of these (and others) are stalwart heroes of horror, taking the genre to heights which others may only dream of trying to match or improve upon. They are all a part of the season for Halloween and the long dark nights of fall and winter. Curl up and acknowledge these masters of terror as you create your lists of comic book mayhem for the loooong Halloween of 2016. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
My initial list contains 14 characters. The main struggles I'm experiencing:
1. How many ongoing horror features have I actually read?
2. What characters in non-non-horror comics do I consider to be horror characters? Really, what IS Horror?
Gaiman's Sandman, for example, fluidly moves in and out of the horror genre, but some of the more memorable characters of the series are not ones I associate with the horror of the series. Death, for example, would seem like a solid choice, but Gaiman's entire point is that she is neither scary nor morbid, and she is not a part of the stories in that series which one might consider to be Horror.
I've never partaken in this event before, but I might give it a go this time. I quite like things like the EC horror comics, but recurring horror-themed or horror-related characters might be tougher to pick. I reckon I can come up with a top 5 though.
I'll be a little late with the first week's post but I think I'll try to take part. Narrowing it down to 5 is tough, of course. A couple of my picks might seem a little questionable - yes, Moon Knight is a strong possibility! - but I'll try to make a case for them.
I've posted my top choice already, and there's no honorable mention threads, but Swamp Thing, Man-Thing, Blade, Spectre, Lucifer, Ghost Rider, Merv Pumpkinhead, Brother Voodoo, Daimon Hellstrom, and Dr. Spektor were among those who got consideration but didn't make the list.